Where and when to use an exclamation mark correctly in a sentence?
To show emphasis, we use an exclamation mark at the end of a statement, a word or a sentence. We frequently use an exclamation mark (!) to indicate strong feeling or give a command.
Examples of exclamation marks in sentences:
· Speak! I am listining to you.
· Yes! You are right.
· Standup! Sing for our victory!
· What a lovely day!
· That’s unbelievable!
· Hurrah! We have won the match.
· Help! Help! My can is on fire.
Note: When we place exclamation mark at the end of any sentenc, No other punctuation mark is used e.g. question mark or full stop (period).Look at the sentences below:
· Are you crazy!
· Can you speak loudly!
Note: When a sentence ends with an abbreviation, you have to place exclamation mark if statement falls under exclamatory class. If a sentence ends with abbreviation and statement carries a question, then place a question mark at the end of sentence followed by full stop.look at below examples to understand.
· I am happy! I have passed my B.Ed.!
· Can you pass M.Ed.?
· M.Ed. is easy to pass rather than B.Ed.
Eexercise for the students:
Read out sentences below and place necessary punctuation marks where needed.
· Wow stope here what a lovely scene is this let me take a shot
· I am starving please give me a glass of milk
· I passed my exam what a lovely day
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